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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO H. W HADJIS. Publishir HARRY A. UAINES. Editor, Aasbtanl Publish* PAUL D. HUMAN, Adfertising Manager Solt National Advecttelne Representatlvai: Wallact Witmer Co., Nt» York, Chicago, Dttroll, Atlanta, MemptUt. Entered u second clase nutter at th« post- offlct a> BlTthetillt, Arkansas, under act ol Con- (rtu, October I. 1»17. Member ot Th« Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city ol BlytherlMe or any suburban town when carrier aerrlct ti maintained. 25c per we«t By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for sii months. $1.35 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin; but now they have no cloke for their sin.-^John 15:22. Our sins, like to our shadows when our day is in its glory, scarce appeared; towards our evening how great and monstrous they are!—Suckling. Barbs The average American male buys fewer than three dress shirts a year. There are other ways of putting on a good front. # # * Tiny flashlights for women's purses are very popular, but wouldn't it be smarter to keep all that junk in the dark? E you want to keep out of the spollght, try getting up-stage with your friends. Baseball pools, full of sharks and suckers, sovn wiU be with us. With basketball a top national sport, the height of the average boy's ambition is about 6 feet 6. Art And Politics The question whether art can or should be kept free from politics is involved in the recent fuss stirred by the current American tour of the Berlin Philharmonic symphony orchestra. The controversy centered on charges that two men, one the manager of the orchestra and the other its conductor, Herbert von Karajan, had been ardent, early supporters of Hitler's Nazi regime. There were highly vocal protests in the name of the American Federation of Musicians, an A. F. of M. inquiry to the State Department, and pickets outside Carnegie Hall in New York. In this case, the protests appear to have been misguided, and certainly they were ill-timed. The State Department said both men in question had been cleared by German denazification courts, and found admissible to the United States under the stiff McCarran-Walter act denying entry to anyone believed to have willingly enlisted in totalitarian causes. Even if this had not been so, those who protested are hardly to be commented for waiting until the orchestra arrived in America before speaking out. This tour and its leadership have been known for some time. Some would argue that the protest should never have been lodged because musicians, indeed, all artists, are above the political battle. Undoubtedly a great many artists see it that way, and so do many others. But it is also true that art constantly serves political pin-poses, and the two fields cannot therefore be wholly divorced. Plainly the Bonn government financed the present tour -partly to develop good will for Germany among American people and partly as a gesture of gratitude for many kinds of help extended since World War II. Other European orchestras have toured America this year and other years with the same objective in mind. And at least three U. S. orchestras will travel this year to Europe and Asia to build good will. Obviously his is a purpose we Americans believe in for ourselves and for others, including our former enemies. We cannot build a better world by dredging up old hatreds, however justified they may once have been. To elevate hatred into a lasting way of life is to ape our old enemies. If they are ever to understand that there is a better way, we must show them by our own example. To ape the altitude of hate might be only to convince them it is the right and necessary one in this difficult world. We know better, and w* mtwt act bet- Ur. , | Price of Greatness Chicago bows to New York in size. It isn't the national capital. And it doesn't come anywhere near matching the pace of growth shown by Los Angeles, the country's third largest city. Yet Professor John Garland, writing in a new book called "The North American Midwest" due this fall says Chicago's destruction by bombs would be far more crippling to the nation than would loss of New York, Washington or Los Angeles. Garland says Chicago's location, the rich natural resources of its region, and its distinctively continental culture (as contrasted with that seacoast cities) make it a crossroads of the world. He believes it is the hub of an area that may be the key one day to the free world's fate. No doubt cheerful, hard-working midwestern folk will get a lot of comfort out of this favorable comparison with the great coastal centers of the country, that is, unless they imagine this means they'll be the No. 1 target of enemy A- bombs in the event of war. VIEWS OF OTHERS No 'Paradise' For Hogs Here's a little sample of the results of Russia's collective form program. For a long time the men in the Kremlin have been anxious to increase the production of hogs in Russia. In the first place, the man, Khrushchev, who is now the acknowledged big boss, didn't have sense enough to realize that hog raising on a big scale was not for Russia, since the climate won't lend itself to the production of corn, the natural fattener. It's too cold and too dry to grow corn in Russia Even in her fertile triangle on the Black Sea, where the weather is warmest, the latitude is about the same as that of Duluth, Minnesota, and the weather is similar to the spring wheat area in the Dakotas and Minnesota in the United States. In the second place the Russian farmer, minus the incentive of individual ownership and of profit won't give the hogs the care necessary. Any successful American hog raiser will get up at all hours to preside at the farrowing of a litter because he knows every hog he saves means money in his pocket. But denied the profit, would he do so? In addition, the men hi the Kremlin have recruited much of their farm labor from city workers for whom they couldn't find jobs These don't know anything about a hog, and don't want to nor will they learn. Even when the government offered bonuses. It couldn't keep up with the system because the industrious worker became noticeably more prosperous than the lazy one. This looked too much like captialism and was stopped. Great system, isn't it?— Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Nation of Debtors As Georgia observed its 222nd birthday a few days ago, the University of Georgia took advantage of the occasion to try to dispel the idea, spread by historians of bygone days, that Georgia was settled as a "debtors' colony." It seems the word got around that General Oglethorpe, as we recall the story, got the King of England to release prisoners who were in jail for debt (a practice then) and he brought them over to found the colony. It isn't so, says the University of Georgia, because only a few, if any, debtors were brought in. The early settlers were honorable tradesmen, merchant, ministers and teachers who, the implication is, did too pay their debts and many of them came at their own expense. However, we don't see what all the excitement about. If we read the economic reports correctly, the whole confounded country now is populated with debtors, and Uncle Sam himself is the big- guest debtor of all. And, instead of paying up, he's going deeper in the hole every year.— Greenville tS.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Time For It You don't like this weather, do you? Well the bugs don't either. Lots of them Will die if we have a real freeze or two. The mosquitoes will be less numerous, the flies Jess pestiferous, the roaches Jess a fiHhy menace, the boll weevils less an economic threat. The potato bugs will perish and the grub worm may thin out. But we have not heard anybody say that this cold weather will kill one single mole. They are the bane of our existence. And we have not heard anybody s&y that squirrels will die out In th« cold, either. That's bad. But, by and large, this is the time of the year when we can expect weather that most of us think of as disagreeable, but which we are willing to grant is necessary. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Perpetual Commotion Peter Edson's Washington Column — While Ike Golfed., His Democrat Friends Passed Trade Measure WASHINGTON—(NEA)—It was a dramatic session of the House of Representatives when President Eisenhower sent up his special "Dear Joe" letter to Republican leader Martin of Massachusetts, appealing for passage of the administration's foreign trade program. Representative Martin spoke on it, and..Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas whipped his Democrats into line to obtain passage. But just after the President's letter had been read. Rep. Cleveland M. Bailey (D., W. Va.) obtained the floor. "It was nice to listen to the very excellent reading by the minority leader of the letter from our President," commented Bailey. "B u t he cannot be too much concerned : about this matter .because the! news ticker just now carried the ' information that he had gone out to the Burning- Tree Club to play golf. While my Democratic friends are pleading and bleeding for him, he is playing golf." At the start of this year's series of atomic-weapon tests in Nevada, there were several long delays because of bad weather. This meant that some of the greatest mathematicians in the country w ere forced to sit around with not much to do. To kill time, one of them suggested that they try to figure out the mathematical odds against the players of black jack, one of the popular indoor sports at nearby Las Vegas—the country's biggest legalized gambling center. After several days of working on this fascinating problem, they came up with a system which they figured would let the players break even—perhaps even win. As the rains continued, a ressarch task force rushed over to a gambling lab, to conduct their experiment—purely in the interest of science, of course, Somehow, the basic data seemed to he in error. The system just didn't work. The scientists lost their shirts. Air Force Secretary Harold E. Talbott and Secretary of the Navy Charles S. Thomas were themselves largely responsible [or the House Armed Services investigating subcommittee decision to abolish closed hearings, unless national defense secrets wtre actually involved. When the investigation of the Spanish Air Bases came before the committee, the two secretaries demanded closed hearings. Rpp. F. Edward Hebert (D., La.) chairman of the investigating subcommittee wanted to know why. They said their statements contained classified material. Representative Hebert asked them to show him what in their statements was secret. Secretary Talbott's testimony was found to contain nothing secret. Secretary Thomas took three sentences out of a 16- page statement. Then the hearing was opened up to press and public. Subsequently, the Hebert subcommittee passed a rule that all its hearings would be open unless witnesses showed 24 hours in advance, that they had national de- ; fense material to present, or that unwarranted injury would be caused to any individual. Present indications are that th new Republican public works pro gram, which President Eisenhowe talked about in his economic re port as a cushion against unem ployment, will not be financed b> direct U. S, government approprla tions. Instead, indirect methods of fi nancing will be used, such as ar now planned for the highway pro gram, public school and hospita construction. This will involve private bom issues, U.S. government insurance of mortgages, guarantees on proj ects of local governments, or the lease-purchase plan which the Eis enhower administration is. using tc have private capital erect build ings which the U.S. government will rent. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, when first tapped by President Eisenhower for the cabinet job, accepted it for two years True to his word, Secretary Benson recently went to the White House to remind the President o this promise. Ike told him, in effect, "If you quit, I quit," Secretary Benson decided to stay. Stories that he tried to re ;n because Wolf Ladejinsky was retained as a. Foreign Operations Administration farm expert, after Benson tried to fire him as a secu rity risk, are now denied. Incidentally, if Secretary Benson had the Ladejinsky case to handle again, he would handle it just a he did. He believes that every risl case has to be resolved in favor o: the United States government, anc against the individual concerned tbe Doctor Says Written 'or NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. This maneuver (to cut tsxes) is completely contrary to the public Interest. — Treasury Secretary George Humphrey. # * * The President's school program Is a collection of bookkeeping devices designed to stagnate dJrcct federal aid for school construction. — Americans for Democratic Action. # * * There are certain sections of the country wherein Mr. Eisenhower's popularity la not tt great us you think U Is. — Rep. Timothy Shee- fctt <B.. at). One cannot help nut feel particularly sympathetic with a chUd who is b'drn crippled or de-formed or who becomes handicapped after birth through dise'ase or injury. But it certainly,is not enough just to feel sorry for some youngster who is handicapped and consequently the work of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, whose Easter Seal campaign for funds is now on, deserves our warm support. This voluntary organization is supported by contributions from frinnds. Like all other health organizations it is a constant struggle to keep income u;i to the needs for expenditure. Last year, for example, a record number of over 118 thousand crippled persons received help through the rehabilitation service supplied by Ea-ster Seal societies. This included aid in such fields as health, welfare, edu- | cation, recreation and employment. Altogether a colossal task was accomplished. It is impossible to do justice to the work of this National society in the few words available. The organization ha.s affiliates in each of the 48 .states and '•) the Di.stnet of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Them are 13 diagnostic and evaluation clinics, ten residential centers, 45 rehabilitation centers, 175 treatment centers, 187 public school systems receiving assistance, 29 programs for the home-bound, 37 craft outlets. 27 nursery schools and .several other activities such as day camps. One of the reasons for the increased activity and need for funds of the National Society U the fact that medical developments have made It possible to do more and more for those youngsters — nnd grownups too — who arc crippled or handicapped. Surely we have not reached the end of modiral dls- •ithtr M that JurUicr possibilities in aid can be anticipated. The society also has established activities in supporting the professional training of doctors, therapists, teachers and counselors for the crippled through scholarships and fellowships. The society publishes a monthly magazine called "Th£ Crippled Child" ($2.00, 11 South LaSalie Street, Chicago 3, Illinois) which is particularly helpful to those with a direct interest in the problem". Support of this efficiently run organization is heartily recommended. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Shutout Bids Can Backfire on Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY I would be the last person in the world to raise my voice a^inst shutout bids, since I actually have ft very high regard for such tactics. Even the greatest player, embarrassed by an opponent's shutout bid, may overbid or underbid, or may even land in the wrong suit. Nevertheless, » h u t ou t bids sometimes backfire. The commonest danger Is a prompt penalty double by an opponent who Is "loaded" In the suit of the shutout bid. A different kind of danger Is shown In today's hand. South found the enemy's bidding helpful rather than embarrassing In this case. The more they bid hearts, the more likely he con- Mdered It that his partner would have little K any heart strength. If North had » sound opening bid wllh nothing much In hcarls, the Norm band would lurely provide a reasonable play for a slam. Besides being helped in the bidding, South was also helped in the play. West opened the ace of hearts and continued with another heart. South ruffing. Declarer drew trumps and wondered what NORTH (D) 15 AAK32 VQ75 *Q 4K9B63 WEST EAST *7 484 VA8 VKJ109432 4> J988532 * 1074 # Q 7 5 * 10 SOUTH AQJ10965 V6 » AK *AJ42 North-South vul. North EM South Wat 1 * 3V 3 A Pass 4 * Pau 8 A Pau Paw Paw Openinf lead—V A to do about the clubs. Should he play both top cards in the hope ol getting a 2-2.break? Should he lead to the king and finesse a club on the way back? South might have tried one of these plans if there had been no bidding but either plan .would have failed. Instead, South reasoned that East was very likely to have a singleton and very unlikely to have any defeasive strength outside of hearts in view of his shutout bid of three hearts. To get a partial count. South look the ace of diamonds, ruffed the king of diamonds in dummy, and ruffed another heart. He discovered from this that East had started with seven hearts and n,t east two diamonds. He already knew that East had held two spades. Acting on his reasoning, South cd the ace of clubs. When the ;wi of clubs fell from the East land. South led the Jack of clubs and l*t It rldt for a tineas*. ThU Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Th Laugh Parade: There's magic In the "From Hollywood" label Co lumbia Director Anthony Mann went by Jeep to a remote mountain area, 110 miles from Mexico City to scout locations for Vic Nature's next movie, "The Glided Rooster.' The news of a movie directo from Hollywood spread from vil lage to village and two small Mexi can boys on horseback greeted Mann as he stopped to admire the scenic grandeur. They knew only one sentence in English but Mann was their man Without stopping for breath, they repeated over and over: "We rent our horses." Hollywood - television romanc( note: That "For Sale" to televlsiol sign on 2000 Paramount short sub jects. But will TV pay the $4,000.. 000 tab? Bob Hope's telling about the fel v who attends his wife's funera and is told by the funeral directoi that he is to ride In the lead cal with his mother-in-law. "Okay," says the husband, "bu this will ruin my whole day.' Domestic intrigue at a.local pub Customer to head waiter: I'd llki a table for two for one." Not in the Script: Jimmy Cagney, explaining why he's seen only five ot the 50 movies in which he had appeared: "Tha guy up there on the screen makes me nervous." David Brian's teUing about the three dogs who met in Beverly Hills. Two of them were pedigreed French poodles, the other a nondescript mutt. The male poodle haughtily announced his name was Pierre. The lady poodle identified herself as Denice. Asked his name, the matt replied: "Fido." "FIDO!" the poodles exclaimed. 'Bon Dieu! Zat's a name? How do you spell it?" The mutt drew himself up to his 'ull height and said: "You spell it F-I-D-E-A-U-X!' Irene Ryan, the comedienne, is perhaps best known for her domestic servant roles. She's played he part of a housekeeper in at east a dozen movies and on sev- iral TV shows. Recently she advertised for a maid. One applicant passed the qualifications on the ihone and Irene invited her out to he house for a personal interview. Irene says she answered the loorbell and the job-seeker Immediately recognized her. With a fine iense of humor the jobless one ;aid "Oh. golly. I see you already got THIS job, too." Jack Carson says he's mighty iroud of his chef. "I sent him to lastry school and he graduated vlth flying crullers." Hugh O'Brien went to Oklahoma nusual play, based on a bidding nference, was the key to the suc- :essful slam contract. Q—The bidding has been: North East South Wtst 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? "You, South, hold: AK10753 VQJ1073 +7 +Q 6 What do you do? Ae^Bid three hearts. If North bids three no-trump, yott will go io four hearts, insisting on EMIK at one of th* major suit*. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as In the question just answered. You, South, hold: AKQ753 VAJT3 +X J *<* fi What do you do? Answer Monday the other day to do a benefit. Because he will play, legendary Oklahoma law man Wyatt Earl in a. telefilm series, his agent cautioned him: "Be careful what you say about Wyatt. He's a hero in Oklahoma. When you talk about him, do so with reverence. Let's not havfi another Paul Douglas incident—you know what hapened to him in the south." Several local dignitaries met Hugh when his plane landed and immediately asked him about his work In Hollywood. Very soberly, Hugh took off his ten gallon hat and said: "I've been very fortunate. I've been chosen to play Wyatt Earp on televison." There was a moment's silence before one of tbe natives replied, "Never heard of him." 75 Ago In Blythtvill* Mrs. Marion Williams was elected president oi Chapter N of PEO sisterhood yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. T. J. Mahan. Members of the Music Department of the Woman's Club will hear a program based on light opera when they meet Friday afternoon at the Clubhouse with Mrs. James Overholser as leader. Harold Rosen thai, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rosen thai, has been initiated into Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at University of Alabama where he is a freshman. Mrs, M. O. Usrey and Mrs. W. T. Oberst entertained members ot Charlevoix Chapter of Daughters of American. Revolution at the Usrey home yesterday afternoon for luncheon. Mrs. Fred Rutherford led the study which was based on tiw signers of the Declaration of Independence. 'Reen Norris, daughter of Mr. and M*-s. Samuel F. Norris, had an EaB- ter party for her eighth birthdaf yesterday afternoon at her home. LITTLi t/Z— Women like to run their fingers rtiroogfi a man's hoJr— or hd pockets. . «KU« IP 1 YOU do not succeed in making a lot of money, you will proba- )ly escape much needless worry in ife.—Forsyth County (Ga.) News. THE READER'S Digest will start taking advertisements, and we can lardly wait for the first one: "The Most Interesting- Soap Chip I Ever met."—Richmond Times-Dispatch, A BILL introduced last week ki the Rhode Island Legislature would compel insurance companies to write policy contracts In type no smaller than the capital latters o< standard typewriter. Some legit- ator must have been trapped by he obscurities of agate type on the back page.—Asheville (N.C.) Citi- en. THE PRESIDENT of a lw»o motor company says the public demands more speed "and, if we don't fve it to them we're dead." And t you do, they are. Florida Time«Union. I Screen Star Answer to Previous Puzila ACROSS DOWN 1 Screen actress, 1 Secular Darnell 2 Mrs. Cantor in 6 She motion pictures 11 Embellish 12 She is a by birth 13 Diadems 14 Amphitheaters 9 Malice' 16Outof (prefix)IOTraps 3 Neither 4 Small potations 5 Handled 6 Discolored 7 Gull-like bird 8 Cutting tool A P FF * K P A 6 L. 6 O r R A U B E fe C? 8 T K y T E A & K. 6 K rf A R f U fc a u t? to 1 A V to T R. fc A M A, i? 4 £ T R f> T i M r e A <) 4 E to A N 1 * I 1 £> d T I K LA * £ y- A E A L. fr *=, *} R £ 7 NT [7 A U M Q 0 E c ? + * o 'r R A fr W U E Wn 0 T- * A E S 27 Epic poetry 43 Invent 29 Musical note 44 Levantwt , , . . 31 Preposition ketch "Morning (Fr.) 13 Hardy heroine 33 Journeys 47 Leather Uwn* 19 Blood money 15 Painful 20 Utter 18 Paving 22 Masculine substance nickname 21 Diblical S3 Above (poet.) pronoun 24 Winter vehicleM Completed 26 Before 27 Gaelic 28 Correlative ol either 30 Diamond- cutter's cup 32 Seine 34 Negative reply 35 Palm fruit 38 Wagd 41 Turfs 45 Temfnine appellation 4(1 Greek god of war 48 Body ol water 49 Worm 50 Turn aside 51 Six (Roman) 52 Chemical substance 54 Satiric 57 Carout* 58 Challenges 56 Allowance tor wait, (pi.) M Afttnoni 35 Accomplisher 50 The dill 36 Declare 53 First woman 37 Sipper 39 Mineral roc* 40 Mock 42 Bone 55 Polynesian god 56 Diminutive oi Edgar

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